Institut de France in Paris

12 December 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions, Paris / Île-de-France, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  6 minutes

© - Jorge Lascar/cc-by-2.0

© – Jorge Lascar/cc-by-2.0

The Institut de France is a French learned society, grouping five académies, including the Académie Française. It was established in 1795 at the direction of the National Convention. Located on the Quai de Conti in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, the institute manages approximately 1,000 foundations, as well as museums and châteaux open for visit. It also awards prizes and subsidies, which amounted to a total of over €27 million per year in 2017. Most of these prizes are awarded by the institute on the recommendation of the académies.   read more…

Theme Week Paris – Arrondissement du Luxembourg (6th)

21 October 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks, Paris / Île-de-France, UNESCO World Heritage Reading Time:  7 minutes

Jardin du Palais du Luxembourg © Dinkum

Jardin du Palais du Luxembourg © Dinkum

The 6th arrondissement includes world famous educational institutions such as the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Académie française, the seat of the French Senate as well as a concentration of some of Paris most famous monuments such as Saint-Germain Abbey and square, St. Sulpice Church and square, the Pont des Arts or the Jardins du Luxembourg.   read more…

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